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Satellite image showing Hurricane Laura reaching the coasts of Louisiana and Texas on Wednesday evening. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Hurricane Laura ripped through southwestern Louisiana on Thursday, destroying buildings in towns across the southwestern corner of the state and ki(...)

Sam Houston in The Battle of San Jacinto (detail) by the Belfast-born artist Henry Arthur McArdle

As our cargo ship was moving slowly along the canal from Galveston to Houston, Texas, we could see far ahead an immensely high obelisk. When we got ne(...)

People dine outdoors in Austin, Texas, on June 17th. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/New York Times

The coronavirus has been testing America’s governors. Few are being squeezed harder than Greg Abbott of Texas. Abbott, the governor of the country’s (...)

People hold hands during a Juneteenth celebration in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Matthew Hatcher/Bloombe

Thousands marched through US cities on Friday in Juneteenth observances marking the abolition of slavery more than a century and a half ago, an occasi(...)

People attend a prayer vigil to remember the victims of  the Santa Fe high school shooting at Walter Hall Park in League City, Texas on Sunday. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

One of the students killed in the Santa Fe school shooting reportedly turned down romantic advances from Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the deat(...)

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At first it all seemed comical to me. The very mention of rainfall, and Texans were emptying out local supermarkets of drinking water, candles and oth(...)

A man helps children across a flooded street as they evacuate their home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump said on Monday he would talk with Congress about how to fund what will be a “very expensive” recovery from Hurricane Harvey,(...)

 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing a captured geocolor image Hurricane Harvey. Photograph: NOAA handout/ EPA

Hurricane Harvey intensified on Friday and was poised to hit the mainland United States late on Friday as the most powerful storm in more than a decad(...)

Glen Campbell revealed in June 2011, a month before this photograph was taken,  that he had Alzheimer’s disease, saying it had been diagnosed six months earlier. Photograph: Matt Sayles/AP

Glen Campbell, the sweet-voiced, guitar-picking son of a sharecropper who became a recording, television and movie star in the 1960s and 1970s, waged (...)

Fireworks are seen exploding in a fireworks market in Mexico city on Tuesday. The explosions killed more than 30 people. Photograph: screengrab via Youtube

A series of massive explosions destroyed a fireworks market outside the Mexican capital on Tuesday evening, killing at least 31 people, injuring dozen(...)